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Myrna Ayad

Veteran Arts Consultant and Writer

Myrna Ayad is an arts consultant, independent arts writer, and former director of Art Dubai.

In 2016, Myrna became Director of Art Dubai. While at Art Dubai, she strengthened the Art Dubai Modern programme, adding galleries to the selection and instituting the Modern Symposium of curated talks. The fair also has grown its position globally and, within the Emirates, through initiatives such as the March Madness week of art events.

Prior to that, Myrna was an arts writer and editor for some 15 years and she’s written for the New York Times, The Art Newspaper, Artsy and many others. For several years she was the editor-in-chief of Canvas, a magazine focused on arts and culture from the Middle East and the Arab world.

Today she is operating her own consulting focusing on publishing, brand strategy, developing collections, and organizing symposia.

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